With all the disasters and heartache in the news, how do we find joy? I realized a number of years ago that my life was exceedingly joyless, routine and lackluster. I wasn't even sure I knew what joy was anymore.Life seemed to consist of endless lists of chores, none of which excited me--laundry, groceries, cooking, cleaning. On top of that money was in short supply. Not on the list--dinners out, vacations, etc. So how did I find joy?
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Scotland - a magnificently beautiful country which I was fortunate enough to experience years ago when we took my mother to see the land of her parents’ birth. A highlight of the trip was seeing all the black-faced sheep on the hillsides and at times right on the road in front of us! I even brought one of them home with me (photo above).
Little did I know how significant sheep would be in my family’s journey.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
What – me worry? No way. I wrote a book on prayer. Hmmm. It seems I am not immune to fretting nonetheless.
One day during my prayer time God gave me an image of two sparrows sitting in His hands. Immediately this Scripture came to mind: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care” (Matthew 10:29 NIV).
Matthew 6:26 also tells us that the birds of the air do not sow or reap and yet our heavenly Father feeds them all. “Are you not much more valuable than they?”
What was God trying to tell me?